Head just upped the ante with an upgrade to their Prestige line…the Graphene PWR Prestige. The PWR Prestige has several new features never seen before in the Prestige line. Firstly, its got a big head at 107-square inches. It’s also the first ultra-light model at 9.5 ounces, and the first wide-body Prestige with a 26/26/28mm beam. It boasts an extended racquet length of 27.3 inches, providing a very fast swing.
The PWR Prestige is also the first Prestige frame to use Head’s QuadFace technology, both inner and outer. The inner QuadFace allows the string bed to flex just a bit more for additional comfort and flexibility, while the Outer QuadFace lengthens the strings, allowing for a larger head size and more power.
Graphene, apparently the world’s lightest and strongest material, is used in the shaft, and it distributes weight from the shaft to the tip and handle, increasing power and stability without changing the overall racquet mass. More weight in the head provides greater hitting power, and more mass in the handle reduces torque and recoil.
The YouTek technology’s “cross-linking” abilities stabilize the frame on faster swings and create more feel on touch shots. Those who like a “control” racquet will much appreciate the additional power the Prestige gives. It’s suited for both beginners and intermediate players.
During our test, we found that it was very easy to access power and spin. From the baseline this extremely maneuverable, spin-friendly racquet has a lot of pop, and good depth can be achieved with a good compact stroke. At net, the fast feel combined with its over-sized head allows you to get to any volley with a quick response, and ultimately speedy put-aways. Serve-wise, the extended length and feather-light weight makes for lightening-fast aces down the “T” as well as a slice from hell.
Check out the video on Graphene Technology….